100 Years of Holiday Hair: Glam 1920s-Inspired Curly Hair Updo with Nikki Phillippi

Miriam Herst | 07 December 2016
curly hair updo for the holidays
15mins Style Easy

Switch up your hair for the holidays with this 1920s-inspired look.

Just in time for the holiday season, All Things Hair has teamed up with 10 beauty vloggers to create classic hairstyles inspired by 10 different decades for our 100 Years of Holiday Hair series. These tutorials showcase retro favorites like 1920s flapper chic to 1980s teased hair to current 2010s braid hairstyles. To kick off the series, we are excited to share a hair tutorial featuring a gorgeous (and glamorous!) 1920s-inspired curly hair updoCreated in partnership with vlogger Nikki Phillippi, this hairstyle is a perfect for all of your holiday parties this season as it showcases a deep side part, a feather headband and combed through curls that are elegant, festive and surprisingly easy to create. Ready for the ultimate blast from the blast? Read on to get the details on how to create this 1920s curly hair updo this holiday season.

Tutorial: Glam 1920s-Inspired Curly Hair Updo with Nikki Phillippi

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Wash and condition your hair.

Start off by washing and conditioning your hair using the Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Shampoo and the Suave Professionals Coconut Oil Infusion Damage Repair Conditioner. This system will nourish and cleanse your hair while also working to repair any visible damage.

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Apply mousse to your hair.

Apply a dollop of the Nexxus New York Salon Care Styling Mousse Plus throughout your hair. Allow your hair to naturally air-dry.

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Divide your hair.

Divide your hair into two big sections. Then pins the top section up, so it’s out of the way.

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Curl your hair.

Curling your hair in the same direction is essential for nailing this 1920s-inspired look. Work section-by-section throughout your hair as you create defined ringlets with your curling iron.

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Accessorize your hair.

An era appropriate headband is the perfect 1920s touch to take this updo to the next level. Place a feather headband (or another festive alternative) an inch or so back from your hairline.

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Gather your bun.

Gathers your hair into a low ponytail on the side of your hair and twists it into your hand to create a messy bun.

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Pin your hair.

Use a few bobby pins to pins your bun into place. For a chic 1920s look, leave a few pieces of hair out of your hair as you let random curls fall out.

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Lock in your style.

Lock in your glam 1920s hairstyle by using some of the TRESemmé Tres Two Extra Hold HairsprayThis hairspray will give your new party updo an extra-firm hold as it protects your hair from humidity and frizz.

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You now have a romantic 1920s-inspired party hairstyle to wear this holiday season!

Now you’ve learned how to create a 1920s curly hair updo for your holiday party! Give this look a go and be sure to show off your party hairstyle using the hashtag #100YEARSxHOLIDAYHAIR. Be sure to check out our next video for a 1930s wavy hairstyle on short hair with Mini Marley.

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